Many people are rejoicing about the newly legal prospect of gay marriage, and no one is more excited than certain marriage happy moms, who feel that they have somehow failed if their children are not betrothed and be-childrened. In California, where one-in-four residents is foreign born, Sandip Roy writes in Salon, "For my immigrant friends, being gay in California is not much of an issue. Being unmarried in their 30s and 40s is the real issue, the conversation-stopper at Indian potlucks, the thing that makes them stick out at Chinese banquets." He adds, "Immigrant families just understand marriage, even same-sex marriage, more easily that singlehood. Singleness means you never grew up. It's the biggest failing of parenthood — the incompleteness of the unmarried child."
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